Become A Tutor


Tutor Application


  • Be an NMSU Undergraduate student- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Earned a grade of B or higher in the course(s) to tutor.
  • Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at New Mexico State University, and maintain half-time status (6 credit hours per semester)
  • Must have completed at least two (2) semesters at New Mexico State University.
  • Be committed to work at least one full Academic Calendar Year.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends (Sunday)

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of the subject matter
  • Ability to effectively communicate subject matter
  • Be friendly, patient, and sensitive to each student’s learning needs and style
  • Respect towards others (tutees, tutors, CTS staff, etc.)
  • Respect for different learning styles including active learning and peer-to-peer techniques.
  • Ability to tutor online via NMSU Zoom and utilize technology during tutoring sessions
  • Interest in teaching and helping others learn in individual and group settings of 3-4 students
  • Ability to listen and answer questions during tutoring sessions
  • Good time management skills


  • Attend a New Tutor Orientation session before each semester
  • Provide tutoring services both in-person and online via NMSU Zoom
  • Work evenings and weekends
  • Trained to assist peer students in understanding, organizing, and learning.
  • Maintain professional contact with all tutees
  • Modify and develop your tutoring skills to meet individual tutee needs and adjust to the learning styles of your students
  • Always be punctual
  • Update your schedule and course information as needed

How to Apply:

  • Please email a copy of your Resume and current NMSU Academic Transcript to Marci Salinas-Milam, Academic Success Center Coordinator at
    • In your email, please indicate 1) your NMSU Aggie ID # 2) if you are work-study eligible and 3) provide a copy of your current course schedule with proposed hours of availability to work.
  • Please note that CTS makes tutor selections based on subject demand.
  • Students may tutor anywhere from 5 – 20 hours a week. The number of hours you will receive is contingent upon your available hours, the courses you can tutor, and the number of students requesting a tutor for those courses.
  • The tutor position may serve as a work-study job. Please let us know if you qualify for work-study through your financial aid package.